[Mono-devel-list] Sitting on the fence

Jordi Mas jordi at ximian.com
Sun Oct 24 16:03:35 EDT 2004

El dissabte 23 de octubre del 2004 a les 18:13 -0400, en/na Jonathan
Pryor va escriure:

> On Sat, 2004-10-23 at 13:00, Eron Lloyd wrote:
> <snip/>
> > 1. I need a Swing replacement. Is the new managed SWF exactly what I'm looking 
> > for?
> Not now, but maybe eventually.  The Managed SWF is incomplete, but
> should be complete by Mono 1.2 (whenever that is).
> However, many people find SWF to be very limiting -- explicit positional
> layout, not i18n aware, etc.  It works with .NET, but that's the only
> benefit to SWF.

System.Windows.Forms has i18n support, in fact, the same support that
the Windows that you are running has. If you have Windows XP, you have a
decent support for I18N. All the controls also have a right to left

Regarding explicit positional layout, SWF provides some basic support.
You have the Anchor and Dock properties in all the controls that allows
you to do basic layout on forms. 

In my personal opinion, System.Windows.Forms is there to help people to
port their existing .NET applications into non-Windows systems (Linux,
Unix, Mac OS). But if you are writing from a new program with Mono, I
will strongly suggest to consider using GTK-Sharp.


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